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Friday, January 30, 2009

Wyo. bill calls for release of inmate info from county jails

As interpreted by attorneys, the current Wyoming law only allows the release of inmate information from the Department of Corrections, which operates state prisons. County sheriffs will be allowed to release booking photos and other inmate information in their position if the bill passes.
A proposed state law would allow sheriffs to release booking photographs and other basic information about inmates housed in county jails.

House Bill 72 has been endorsed by the House Judiciary Committee and is awaiting consideration by the full House of Representatives.

As interpreted by most county attorneys, Wyoming law allows only the Department of Corrections, which operates state prisons, to publicly release information on inmates.
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